The Last Word offers opinion pieces from a series of education experts, who discuss an issue or trend impacting schools, students and the education sector in Australia. They also outline their views, advice and where relevant, offer solutions they believe can help alleviate or prevent a current problem within the primary or secondary education space.
Research from the University of South Australia highlights AI’s capability to enhance personalised education, unlock learner insights, and equip educators with the tools to transform classrooms and universities, writes Sam Dawes. Read More
Maths anxiety is a genuine and pervasive issue in education. It goes far beyond a simple aversion to numbers and can manifest as a profound fear or dread of maths, hindering the ability to perform and limiting educational and career choices, writes Dr Rebecca Marrone from UniSA’s Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning. Read More
When ChatGPT was released to the public last year, it unleashed a wave of excitement, fear, curiosity and debate. CEO of Education Services Australia Andrew Smith discusses the impact of AI-enabled technologies on teaching and learning. Read More
Dr Matt Hawkins, CEO of EREA Flexible Schools, explains how a supportive and trauma-informed learning environment can better serve students who have experienced complex educational, social or psychological situations which demand unique responses. Read More
The transition to primary school presents unique challenges for students, teachers, principals, and parents alike. In this Expert Contributor column, Emeritus Professor Marjory Ebbeck from the University of South Australia provides strategies for ensuring these transitions are successful. Read More